dementia

Council tax

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Council tax is levied by local authorities on residential properties in England and Wales in order to help meet the cost of local services. This information sheet explains that people with dementia and their carers may be eligible for relief on their council tax bill.

What is fronto-temporal dementia (including Pick’s disease)?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This sheet provides some general information about one of the rarer forms of dementia, frontotemporal dementia. It outlines who is likely to be affected and what symptoms they may experience.

Brain tissue donations

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Many people with dementia and their relatives are interested in the possibility of brain donation for research after their death. Donations from people without dementia are equally important to enable comparisons to be made. Scientists are very grateful for the generosity of the families concerned, especially as this process has to be carried out soon after the person’s death.

Seldom heard : developing inclusive participation in social care

A position paper offering a practice framework for social care practitioners to allow the greater participation of 'seldom heard' groups in the social care services available to them. The paper considers four groups in particular, homeless people with addiction problems, black and minority ethnic people, people with communication impairments and people with dementia.

Health in Scotland 2008: shedding light on hidden epidemics

Report from the Chief Medical Officer reviewing some of the data on the habits which studies are showing have a dramatic effect on risks of developing chronic ill health or premature death.

It also considers some of the mental health problems which may contribute to chronic stress in sufferers by lessening their ability to control and manage their lives. Such problems include ADHD in adults, post traumatic stress syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Caring for someone with dementia: communicating

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society receives around 1,000 enquiries a year about the law relating to dementia. This information sheet gives answers to some of the most common types of questions.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

This information sheet outlines the symptoms and causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and describes what treatments are currently available.

What is dementia?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet aims to answer questions of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Assessments for NHS-funded nursing care

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia living in nursing homes should have their nursing care provided free of charge by the NHS; this is known as the registered nursing care contribution (RNCC). The amount that the NHS will contribute towards a person’s nursing care is banded and determined by an assessment.

The brain and behaviour

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet explains which areas of the brain are largely responsible for which skills and abilities, and how the changes in behaviour, memory and thought we see in people with Alzheimer’s may be a direct result of the way the disease has affected the brain.